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Object Name: Brooch (mourning)
Date: ca. 1859
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Medium: Gold, hair, glass, enamel
Dimensions: Overall: 3/8 x 1 5/8 x 6 3/8 in. ( 1 x 4.1 x 16.2 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
or: Europe
Description: Gold mourning brooch with stick pin; pin has beveled glass oculus with brown and white hair worked in a Turk's knot beneath, in gold frame in the form of a buckled belt decorated with black enamel diamonds, hinged pin and hook on reverse, with inscription; chain on hinge side of reverse suspending stick pin with round ball on top, 4-sided pin twisted in spirals at the center.
Object Number: INV.786a
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Marks: Engraved on reverse of brooch: "Mrs Ann I (?) Bromfield / Died Jan 20th 1828. Aged 78. / John Bromfield born / April 11th 1779 Died / Dec 9th 1849 / Mrs Ann Tracy / died Sept 10 1856 / AE 79"

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This mourning brooch with stick pin commemorates Mrs. Ann Bromfield (1750-1828), John Bromfield (1779-1849), and Mrs. Ann Tracy (1777-1856). The Bromfield family was related to the sculptor John Rogers through his uncle, Henry Bromfield Rogers (1802-1887), son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Bromfield) Rogers.